# Using a shell section integrated during the analysis to define the section behavior

 A shell section integrated during the analysis: is used when numerical integration through the thickness of the shell is required; and can be associated with linear or nonlinear material behavior. The following topics are discussed:
 Related Topics About shell elements Shell section behavior In Other Guides *DISTRIBUTION *HOURGLASS STIFFNESS *SHELL SECTION *TRANSVERSE SHEAR STIFFNESS Creating homogeneous shell sections Creating composite shell sections Composite layups

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